:: Saturday, September 10, 2005 ::
The News-Gazette reported today that the Board of Trustees is planning on appealing the NCAA's ruling on the Chief. As we all know, the ruling is part of a multi-school ban on offensive Native American imagery, and a few schools - Florida State and Utah among them - have already successfully appealed the ruling as it applies to them because the tribes in question support the schools' use of such imagery. Also, we all know that those Native American groups that might possibly give even the slightest bit of cover to the University that weren't initially opposed to the Chief have all been nearly systematically alienated by the Board over the past fifteen years. So, since no credible Native American group is going to give the Board the support it needs, what grounds will the university have for appealing the ruling? I'd like to know, since the article doesn't make it clear at all.
Oh, and as an administrative note, I do realize that I have a couple of comments discussions/arguements/whatever that I've been neglecting. I've been busy; I'll get to them sometime. You'll be glad in ten years when I know what a fovea capitis is.
:: The Squire 12:04 AM :: email this post :: ::